Waiting crowd, 4 April 1914
Hundreds of anxious spectators lined the St. John’s waterfront for hours on 4 April 1914 to wait for the SS Bellaventure. The vessel was transporting dead and injured sealers back to Newfoundland from the North Atlantic ice fields.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 115 16.04.045), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.